Monday, June 30, 2008

History San Jose

History San Jose is part of Kelley Park containing historical buildings, an old trolley, an art museum, and more. O'Briens was the first place to sell ice cream in the West.

Most of these buildings were in the downtown area and moved to HPSJ because they were in danger of demolition.

Docents demonstrate the printing press in the Print Store. It's hard to know what life was like before computers did all the work.

Outside of the Trolley Barn is a small model trolley with a bell that rings. The chairs are small, perfect size for bears. Inside the barn are many different trains from models and toys, to a full scale car and some smaller scale replicas. There are train machines and tools showing the mechanics and workings of trains.

A covered wagon sits adjacent to the stables.

The Portugese Historical Museum.

It's a nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon, and the price is right. Free admission!

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